31 May

Welcome, Summer ’22 Scholar-Interns

Throughout the year, the American Geographical Society maintains a staff of Scholar-Interns to keep things humming. Our interns help report on the news of the day for DailyGeo, produce new content for our regular Map of the Week and Company Spotlight features, constantly update our social media outlets, create new graphics for our events and initiatives, and help keep our internal contact lists and resources organized.

This summer, we’re happy to welcome two stellar scholar-interns who’ve already put in wonderful work.

Tamanna Akter is a graduate student at the department of Geography, Environment, and Tourism at Western Michigan University. She is from Bangladesh, did her undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She wants to specialize in Spatial Analysis and to pursue a career in the field. Tamanna takes an interest in watching movies, and she also loves to see new cities and meet new people.

Alex Griffin is a junior at George Washington University double majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies, alongside a minor in GIS. Alex has always been interested in the power of geography in storytelling and the role maps play in informing us of our world. He is particularly interested in physical geography and the ways humans impact the environment. His favorite place in the world is his home state of Colorado, from where he is joining us remotely for the summer term.

We are also happy to welcome back Catherine McKenna, who just completed her third year at the University of Iowa, where she studies Geography on an Environmental Studies track, as well as Studio Art. She has always loved nature, and in college she became especially drawn to the intersections of human interaction and the environment, understood through a geographic lens. She is involved with the Iowa City Integrated Geography Organization, where she helps create GIS resources for local communities. As a current AGS Scholar-Intern, Catherine looks forward to developing her writing skills and expanding accessibility to geographical information. She can be found taking photos, hanging out at the rock climbing wall, or trying to find the best chai latte that Iowa City has to offer.

The American Geographical Society accepts applications year-round for Scholar-Internships in the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. For more information click here.